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Old 11-08-2019, 09:14 AM   #1
simurq
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Need your advice for new dictionaries

I have 3 volumes (each more than 900 pages) of Russian idiomatic phrases by various authors in PDF format but in poor quality. I have some spare time and, by looks, a gigantic project ahead to convert them to one of the popular e-book formats. So, I need your generous advice:

# Which e-book format is the most recommended for dictionaries?
There are many cross-references and styles for each phrase in printed versions, so I'm thinking about EPUB, since its the most versatile among other formats and can be easily manipulated with CSS to make the dictionaries look similar to original versions. For example:

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On the other hand, I reckon that the dictionaries should be compatible with various e-readers (e.g. Kindle cannot read EPUB). So, with all those styles and cross-references included, will it possible to preserve the look of dictionaries in other formats after conversion?

# Which tools do you recommend for making the dictionaries?
I know about Sigil, which I can use for making the EPUB files. Anything else that can help relieve my job?

Thanks in advance!

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